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Old 02-26-2013, 07:14 PM
noka noka is offline
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It was at the beginning of the thread noka.

Thanks, but I knew that. I mentioned that my post contained a reference to what he posted. The issue I'm trying to get resolved is the procedure itself. Everything I read or heard (even from the dealer) is that a panel must be removed underneath the vehicle and a screw/bolt turned there to put the vehicle into neutral when there is no power. His post contradicts that and I'm just looking to somehow resolve that discrepancy (but I think it won't be possible until more people have to use the procedure).
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:44 PM
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oh, my bad.

Hopefully this is a very rare occurrence so we likely won't get a lot of 1st hand experience.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:12 AM
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Sorry for the bump, this is a very old thread. I was reading it and having a lot of fun with all the pics, detailed explanations, great work done and comments and suddenly (on page 6) I found out that it has no end... So it feels like a great movie with no end wtf
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:08 PM
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Dropping the engine out of a 2012 X3...

Don't be sorry, I think this is one of the greatest thread on this forum. I was following this thread for months. I've always wondered what happened at the end. Did it finally get to totaled or what? It's amazing seeing some of the before and after pictures.

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Old 01-02-2015, 11:01 AM
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Wow, guys its been idk how many years and haven't posted anything in here... so sorry! I have pictures of the finished product on my other computer. I'll post them when I get home. Glad to see some of you guys still posting on here!

So I still remember this build like it was yesterday... The final few days of building the car was pretty much finishing touches. Small stickers and what not under the hood, the Random BMW emblem on the hood, that kinda stuff... It finally came time to drive this thing to the dealership to have the air bag light addressed and the alignment done (required special tools). So I had the honor to drive the car I did all the work on to the dealer. To my surprise when I fired it up... NOT A SINGLE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT!!! HELLZ YEAH! I was so proud. I did a few things to the car that the factory didn't do just small touches here and there for the owner's little details that he liked. I later showed the owner the build thread and I'm pretty sure his jaw hit the floor.... LOL!! The X3 that I know of is still driving around town. Every time I see one like this around town I wonder if that's the one I rebuilt?? LOL!

Thanks for following again everyone! I'll have finished pictures up soon! (sorry it took so long)
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:15 AM
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That's freaking awesome dude. You did a hell of a job. You should be very proud of yourself. I am sure I am not the only one on the forum who feels this way.

Please post some pics and Happy New Year!
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